Thought Leadership

Why your personal brand is crucial for entrepreneurial success

Entrepreneurs are known for hustling hard, working beyond the typical nine to five to achieve success. Indeed, we continue to see lines blurring between what is public and what is personal when it comes to small business owners and their businesses. With identity so integrated between businessperson and brand, strengthening your personal brand is crucial …

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SDG 17: The key behind ensuring accounting as a profession remains relevant

By Chantyl Mulder Every professional, regardless of whether they are an engineer, lawyer, doctor or accountant, exists to serve society. From the onset, we believe that professionals have a duty to serve society. This stems from the fact that, first of all, they are a part of the elite class and are in the very …

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Intrinsic value of assets can unlock short-term cashflow

Moving quickly can unlock attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs There comes a time in a business or one’s personal affairs when cashflow becomes tight. This is stressful, but normal. The cause is often varied and can be anything from delayed receipts, or the need for immediate liquidity to pursue attractive opportunities. The point is, life is …

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WATCH: How to make remote working work for you – a guide for managers and staff

The Covid-19 has caused remote working to become the norm for many companies, and it looks as though this working model may endure well beyond the pandemic. While remote working has many benefits, such as removing the commute to the office, it also presents a new set of challenges for both employees and managers. Impact …

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Tackling compliance: a key focus area for small businesses

By Dhiraj Mathapersadh – Project Officer at SAICA Enterprise Developmen Compliance is one of the most essential and often overlooked business functions for small business owners. For many entrepreneurs, the primary concern is revenue generation and ensuring profitability for their company. Business compliance is a legal requirement but is often not prioritised due to business …

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Can social entrepreneurship be a panacea to the socio-economic ills post COVID-19 pandemic?

By Vovo Ngcwabe – Head of CSI and Stakeholder Management , Barloworld The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is having far-reaching social and economic implications that have sharpened the economic disparities, accelerated the already spiraling unemployment rate and further deepened the levels of poverty. There is consensus that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and …

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Business development service providers also need a helping hand!

In South Africa, there are many entities active in offering business development services (BDS). Some are consultants or incubators, some are financiers or educators, and others straddle several such positions simultaneously. Indeed, the South African legislation around such things as enterprise and supplier development means that there is often fertile ground for such operators to …

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How the 4th Industrial Revolution and Covid-19 are changing the face of CSI donations

By Sithandile Mpofu – Editor, Social TV It is common company practice to stick to a three-year cycle to update and upgrade employees’ computers and laptops, but many of these devices still have years of use to go. So, instead of sending them off to the recycling depot, rather follow DriveRisk’s example in donating them …

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